The Dallas Health Department is Shutting Down Local Farmers Markets

Several successful weekend food markets have cropped up in the parking lots of Celebration, Bolsa, and the Green Spot. The Dallas Health Department has been making the rounds and has already closed down the operations at Celebration. Why? They require the markets to have “mechanical refrigeration” which means products stored on dry ice aren’t “legal,” and they say each vendor will need a $150 temporary permit and that you can only get 1 permit per quarter.  We all know there are more than four sides to every story. The DHD insists they are protecting the public from unsafe food. On the other hand, several local vendors, who rely on these markets for income, are suffering. I’m just an old hippie stuck in the middle–can’t we all work together and figure out a win/win situation.  I hate to report sad tales.

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